Scrivener 1.0 for Windows now available

At long last, it’s here – Scrivener 1.0 for Windows is now available for download and purchase. Please see the product page here:

Scrivener for Windows costs a mere $40 ($35 for students and educators) – slightly less than the Mac version simply because it still has a little catching up to do, given that the Mac version has been in development for five years longer. That said, Scrivener 1.0 for Windows has shipped with far more of the Mac 2.0 features than we had initially planned (including epub and Kindle mobi support), and Lee (the Windows developer) has done an amazing job on it. If you’ve used Scrivener for Mac, you’ll feel right at home in Scrivener for Windows; if you haven’t, then rest assured that Scrivener for Windows has been built from the ground up as a native Windows program (i.e. it is not a dodgy port!).

Thanks to everyone who has shown such enthusiasm for a Windows version, and to all our beta-testers who have helped improve Scrivener for Windows no end over the past year. 1.0 is just the beginning, of course – there are lots of free 1.x updates in the works. Anyway, we hope you like Scrivener for Windows and that you find it useful with your own writing endeavours, as we do in ours.

(And by the way, bestselling author David Hewson has updated his ebook, “Writing a Novel with Scrivener”, to cover the Windows version too – details available here.)

22 thoughts on “Scrivener 1.0 for Windows now available”

  1. I know it’s been a year, but will winners of NaNoWriMo still get access to a discount for Scrivener for Windows? I’m just wondering how we would go about getting it. Is there a coupon code?

  2. Yes – if you won NaNoWriMo 2010 last year, we will honour the 50% coupon. If you forgot to write down your coupon code before the winners page was replaced, please email Julia on, making sure to include your NaNoWriMo user name, so that she can look up the code against your NaNo winner’s name. Thanks!

  3. THANK YOU! I know, no need to shout. But, as you’ve probably heard from hundreds of writers by now, I’m SO grateful that Scrivener is available for Windows, indeed, that Scrivener exists. Thank you for a terrific program.

  4. I’m so excited! I’m a PC person, and I’ve been jealous of Mac users having this program. I hope you eventually upgrade the Windows version so that it has all the features of the Mac one, but in the meantime, I’m happily using it right this minute.

  5. I am using Google Chrome on Windows Vista Home Premium an OS I hate. I think Scrivener is spot on in it’s aims. I don’t understand how I can write 21,000 words for my Nanowrimo and less than 7000 as counted by this otherwise marvellous piece of software.

  6. It is disappointing that copying text & images from the browser still doesn’t work. I have to copy the text and then the images separately.

    Please fix this bug!

  7. Now, i already bought a mac. This version is comming just a little too late (-; But anyway, great that you developed the win-version.

  8. OPML support puh-leaaaase!

    I love Scrivener for Mac (and use it all the time… and now that I have a Mac at work my thoughts are always with me).

    I would love to share my workflow with my co-workers they will absolutely loved it! Yet, OPML import and export is the key to my workflow… which is what I am advocating, ALWAYS.

    OPML for Windows is not a request for me… but a request to benefit everyone around me who still lives in a Windows world.

    Superb work so far… I gave the Win version a test-drive and bar my shortcuts, and OPML it works fantastic.

    • Rheinard
  9. Great news and about time, as a windows person I’ve looked on for years as you Mac guys get the goods! :-)

    One question, though: when you say “there are lots of free 1.x updates in the works” – will all updates be free? Or when (and if) you move to 2.x will you be charging to upgrade?

  10. Nice, just bought the Mac version but I have a Windows laptop so I will be buying it for that platform as well! As a Master’s student I need my Scrivener!

  11. I have Scrivener for the Mac but I use Mac and Windows equally. If I get the Windows version of Scrivener, will I be able to take my projects back and forth between the two platforms for working on them. If so, would I be able to do that via something like Dropbox?

  12. Hello, everybody ! Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful, oh so helpful, program ! Pour rassurer les francophones et autres utilisateurs potentiels qui n’écrivent pas en anglais, je voudrais simplement souligner que l’on peut télécharger le dictionnaire de la langue dans laquelle on “scriven” ! :-) Je ne peux déjà plus m’en passer !

  13. Thanks for making the Windows version. I came across your website in the past and was jealous of the Mac users, lol. My next laptop will be a Mac, but until then I will happily use the Windows version. Ordering it today!!!

  14. Just wanted to know if there is any progress in integrating the features from the Mac 2.0 version into the Windows version. So far I love the Windows version, but I am looking to use some of those custom meta data which seems to not be available yet…



  15. I must say I find it a bit ironic that those who claim to be ”PC persons” like Scrivener so much since it is a perfect example of an application that works in a ”Mac way”. If you enjoy Scrivener there’s probably a whole bunch of Mac apps that you’d enjoy too. Maybe you aren’t that much of a PC person as you think? ;)

    Anyway, always good to hear more users can get access to good software, so it’s great to see Scrivener being released for Windows!

  16. I’ve been using Scrivener on the free trial now for almost a month and I love it! Thanks for bringing out the Windows version. When the free trial is up I’ll definitely buy the full program. Thanks for all your hard work, it’s much appreciated. Lee.

  17. To Keith, and the rest of the Scrivener team, thank you for making such a thoughtful piece of software. It is designed to make writing easier, and better, and overcomes the many challenges of traditional word processors for structuring large complex projects. Great work!

    A few requests: – Version 2.2 for Windows (we are not inferior to Mac people!) – A Chrome extension for the Scratchpad, to permit rapid capturing of text, pdfs, images, and the like for research while surfing. – iPad, iPhone, etc. you already know this.

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